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Haunted History with Ghost Head Soup
Friday, October 22
Time: 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Location:  Starts at Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave.
Cost: $20/person 
Get ready for the spookiest time of year by spending a chilling evening exploring "haunted" spots around Elmhurst with Ghost Head Soup. This walking tour includes a visit to several reportedly paranormal spots including Mill Theatre, Wilder Mansion, and a special lantern-lit investigation of the Glos Mansion. Get a demonstration of ghost hunting equipment or bring your own gear. Weather-appropriate clothing and shoes recommended. Participants must be able to traverse uneven terrain in low light and sign a waiver. Note: Age 13+ only, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Limit: 30 participants.

Online #TBT Lecture: Elmhurst Greats and Grads
Starts Thursday, November 4
Cost: FREE
Access: CLICK HERE starting 11/4 for link to pre-recorded program
Learn about the significant people who led, developed, attended and graduated from Elmhurst University during its 150-year history in this online lecture that tells the story of how a small, pre-theological school grew to become a modern university. Led by longtime faculty member and the Joan and Lester Brune Chair of History, Dr. Robert Butler. Available through Jan. 2, 2022.

Daisy Didn’t Do It: The Truth Behind the Great Chicago Fire
Sunday, November 14
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Elmhurst City Hall Council Chambers, 209 N. York St., Elmhurst
Cost: FREE to Elmhurst Heritage Foundation Members, $5 Non-Members
Tickets: Link to Eventbrite
150 years ago, Chicago was in the process of rebuilding itself following a devastating fire that leveled the city's center and north side over a 36-hour period. Native Chicagoan and historian Al Walavich presents a retrospective of the history, myths and lies surrounding the fire as well as an exploration of relics left behind.